Napoli paid Lille €68 million for the permanent signing of Victor Osimhen, club president Olivier Letang has confirmed.
Letang who succeeded Gerard Lopez as Lille CEO last December, dismissed reports that the Ligue 1 champions collected €81m for the Nigeria international in July 2020.
Osimhen joined Napoli on a five-year contract after his outstanding debut season in the French top-flight where he won the 2020 Prix Marc-Vivien Foe.
Letang, in response to Lopez who claimed Osimhen was sold for €71.3m with €10m bonuses, explained that the valuation of the four players added in the deal by Napoli caused the confusion.
“Initially everyone thinks that the sale of Osimhen is 81 million euros,” the former Rennes president told La Voix des Sports via L’Equipe.
“The sale of Osimhen on the transfer agreement is 68 million euros. Four players arrived from Naples.
“The valuation of these four players, in aggregate, is according to the specialized players a maximum of 500,000 euros. These four players were bought for twenty million euros.”